Our key tasks

We are primarily tasked with providing power transmission services, system services and facilitating the energy market. Our core tasks follow from our appointment as grid operator under the Dutch 'Elektriciteitswet' (E-wet) and the German 'Energiewirtschaftsgesetz' (EnWG).

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Innovation

TenneT presents Hub and Spoke concept for large scale wind energy on the North Sea.

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Our grid

TenneT manages the high-voltage grid in the Netherlands and large parts of Germany. TenneT transmits electricity at 110,000 volts (110 kV) and higher. With around 23,500 kilometres of high-voltage lines, we cross borders and connect countries.

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Offshore Outlook 2050

Already by 2030, the originally planned capacity of 15 gigawatts of offshore wind energy will increase to 20 GW.

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Electricity market

The energy sector is developing rapidly. The process of European market integration began some years ago. Its purpose is to create a single European market that enables market parties to trade gas and electricity across national borders easily and efficiently.

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Transparency data

We provide transparency data on our operations on our Dutch and German transparency page and on ENTSO-E. 

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E-Insights

Our vision is to be one of the most transparent Transmission System Operators (TSO) in Europe and thereby creating value for society. In this Energy Insights section we present selected energy related topics and show data, information and valuable insights. 

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E-Insights

Facts & figures related to TenneT facilitating the market can be found here.

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Company

TenneT is a leading European electricity transmission system operator (TSO), with activities in the Netherlands and in Germany. We strive to ensure a reliable and uninterrupted supply of electricity in our high-voltage grid for some 42 million people.

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Projects

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Wilhelmshaven-Conneforde

The new construction of the 380 kV extra high voltage line serves for the expansion of the transmission grid between the new transformer substation in the Wilhelmshaven district of Fedderwarden and…

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Umspannwerk Wilster West

An important component in this is the replacement construction of 380 kV substation at Wilster West, because the transformer substation acts as a hub for power transport from north to south. Offshore…

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Schaltanlage Elsfleth West

The increased infeed of wind energy at and off the North Sea coast makes upgrading of the existing grid structure necessary. The 380 kV Elsfleth/West substation is an important building block in this…

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NordLink

29/10/21 09:23:20

NordLink NordLink - the "green link" for exchanging German wind energy with Norwegian hydropower - is a connection of two optimally complementary systems. NordLink is a lighthouse project and an…

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alpha ventus

29/10/21 09:23:20

Departure into the age of offshore wind energy Connection 66 km long and 62 MW capacity 6 km onshore cable 60 km offshore cable In May 2009, TenneT realised the first grid connection at sea in…

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BorWin1

29/10/21 09:23:20

First German DC connection to a wind farm at sea Connection 200 km long und 400 MW capacity 75 km onshore cable 125 km offshore cable Grid connection point converter station Diele BorWin1 is…

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